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Peeking In The Past


A Look Back From The CNews archives



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May 19, 2010 - 15 years ago - 1995

"School board to consider redistricting" Increased enrollment expected from two new subdivisions had school officials considering shifting students from Springfield Plains Elementary to Andersonville Elementary. Another idea was to lease a soon-to-be-closed school in Waterford.

"Award winners love their town" Community Award winners included Sheila Ritter as Citizen of the Year, and Rosemary Lewis, Julie Matthews, Bill Genshaw, Jim Russell, Dwight Spiker, Bill Wint, Forrest Milzow, and Brianne Kohs.

"Sun dazed" The weather couldn't have been better as runners and walkers crammed the streets of downtown Clarkston for the annual Fun Daze. They raised money for Lighthouse Clarkston.

25 years ago - 1985

"Kids to flip pancakes for good cause" Clarkston High School students Amy Eiden and Marcy Frantz led Student Council efforts to host a Memorial Day pancake breakfast to help Muscular Dystrophy Association.

"Parents bring class-size concerns to board" Concerns about class sizes and split classes at Clarkston Elementary School prompted a survey of parents. Most asked the school board to hire another teacher.

"Sneak preview" Tom and Jan Rydzon volunteered their Independence Township house for the annual SCAMP Home Tour. They were honored to include their post-modern, curvy home in the six-home tour.

50 years ago - 1960

"Martha Circle has revealing party" The Methodist women's group had a breakfast meeting and revealed their secret pals. They presented Mrs. William Richards with a rosebush for her garden and Mrs. Percy Lowery, a piece of luggage.

"Memorial Day" The Memorial Day Parade was set to start at First Methodist Church, led by parade marshall Frank Green. Frank Ronk handled car arrangements for veterans of World War I.

"Close out sale now being held" Due to the press of other business, Ronald A. Walter, proprietor of Walter's Department Store, 5 S. Main Street, was closing. He offered up to 50 percent savings in a Closing Out Sale.

"Clarkston local" Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jyleen of Clarkston spent the past week at their ranch near Dubois, Wyoming.

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